VMware and networking Definitions

  • B

    beacon probing

    Beacon probing is a networking troubleshooting feature in VMware vSphere that pinpoints failures with physical Ethernet adapters and physical switches.

  • bubble network

    A bubble network is a series of interconnected virtual machines (VMs) that communicate through a virtual network switch (vSwitch) and remain isolated from the physical network.

  • C

    corporate VM (corporate virtual machine)

    A corporate VM (corporate virtual machine) is a virtual computing environment (VM) that is allocated to an end user for business use.

  • L

    lldpnetmap

    Lldpnetmap is a troubleshooting command that displays to which physical switch an ESXi host is connected.

  • P

    personal VM (personal virtual machine or PVM)

    A personal VM (personal virtual machine) is a virtual computing environment that is allocated to an end user for personal use.

  • V

    vmkping

    Vmkping is a command used to verify and troubleshoot VMkernel network connectivity.

  • VMware Access Point

    VMware Access Point is a virtual appliance used as a secure gateway which authorized users can access VMware computing resources.

  • VMware AppDefense

    VMware AppDefense is a data center security service designed to protect virtualized applications running in an enterprise data center in order to improve the protection and threat response performance of an enterprise security operations center (SOC).

  • VMware EVC (VMware Enhanced vMotion compatibility)

    VMware EVC (VMware Enhanced vMotion Compatibility) is a feature in VMware vSphere virtualization that allows virtual machines (VMs) to move between ESX/ESXi hosts on different CPUs.

  • VMware NIC teaming (VMware network interface card teaming)

    VMware NIC teaming is a way to group several network interface cards (NICs) to behave as one logical NIC.

  • VMware NSX

    VMware NSX is a virtual networking and security software product family created from VMware's vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS) and Nicira's Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) intellectual property.

  • VMware vShield

    VMware vShield is a group of networking and security products for virtualized IT infrastructures, comprising vShield Manager, vShield Edge, vShield Zones, vShield App, vShield Data Security and vShield Endpoint.

  • VMware vSphere

    VMware vSphere -- formerly known as VMware Infrastructure -- is the brand name for VMware's suite of server virtualization products that includes its ESXi hypervisor and vCenter management software.

  • VMware vSphere Distributed Switch (VMware vDS)

    A VMware vSphere Distributed Switch (VMware vDS) allows a single virtual switch to connect multiple hosts in a cluster or multiple clusters for centralized management of network configurations in a vSphere environment.

  • VMware vSphere Network I/O Control (NIOC)

    VMware vSphere Network I/O Control (NIOC) allows administrator to set up rules and policies to prioritize bandwidth for different network resource pools on a vSphere distributed switch.

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